Le Petite Grande Comedy Tent

Front door of Le Petite Grande

La Petite Grande is a mini “spiegelesque” show tent, full of big surprises for everyone to enjoy. Comedy and circus shows on all weekend.

Dr Hubble’s Bubble Show

Man with smoke

If you’re a fan of bubbles, then you can’t miss Dr Hubble’s Bubble Show. Prepare to see giant bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles and square bubbles when Dr Hubble takes to the stage. One lucky child will also have the chance to be put inside a bubble - so come along, it could be you.

Kiki and Pascal

Two entertainers

Unravel the love story of Kiki and Pascal during their live show of singing, juggling, contortion, interactive comedy and acrobatics. Be prepared for a surprise ending.

Maple Staplegun

Performer with hoops

Armed with hula hoops, office items and a quirky attitude, Maple Staplegun has a show of improvisations and comedy set to have the whole audience in laughter.

Comedy Tent Weekend Schedule

Comedy tent schedule

Music in the Gardens


Horsham's Kailee O'Beirne will perform a combination of covers and original music when she takes to the stage at this year's festival. O'Beirne regularly performs in Ballarat and has recently been awarded the 2016 Run Ballarat Talent Quest and 2017 Macedon Ranges Music Festival Youth Stage Competition.

Kailee O’Beirne


Kieran T, an award-winning solo artist from the Surf Coast known for his strong vocals joins this year's line-up of live entertainment. Kieran will perform hits from the last four decades, from Adele, Rhianna and Sia to the best of Australian rock, seventies disco and motown music.

Kieran T


Paying tribute to the classic sounds of motown and soul music, Motor City Sounds will bring energy to the stage this Begonia Festival. Featuring talented musicians from across Victoria, the 10-piece band are set to have festival-goers on their feet.

Motor City Sounds


Take time out to listen to Ballarat's own Anna Oliphant Wright, who will perform blues, country and folk live on stage.

Anna Oliphant Wright